Apple Cinnamon Hummus
Anticipating apple season just got even more exciting, especially when it means more "apple cinnamon" recipes will be added to the rotation.
Unsweetened, organic applesauce gives this the rich apple flavor, honey offers just the right amount of sweet (you can substitute with the sweetener of your choice, like maple syrup for those following a vegan diet), and cinnamon gives it greater depth of flavor for the ultimate in cozy flavor.
Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, or cinnamon sugar baked chips. I particularly love this after it has been chilled for a few hours in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
Dessert hummus is such a fun twist, but chocolate hummus typically grabs the most attention. Apple cinnamon hummus is our new favorite, and I know it will be yours, too!
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Apple Cinnamon Hummus
- 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
- 3 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened organic applesauce
- 3 tablespoons honey (or sweetener of your choice, like maple syrup)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- pinch of coarse sea salt
- Pulse ingredients in a food processor or blender until you reach your desired consistency.
- If you prefer more liquid, add 1/2 tablespoon applesauce and honey.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving (optional, but recommended).
- Serve with honey sticks, cookies, or fresh apple slices.
- Reserve the aquafaba (juice from the can of chickpeas) for later use. I either keep the liquid refrigerated in an air-tight container for more immediate use, or freeze in ice cube trays and store for a few months frozen.
- Those following specific diets can make adjustments to this recipe. Most ingredients are interchangeable with common substitutions - maple syrup, in place of honey, for example.
What do you use the saved chick pea liquid for?
Looks good! Never thought to add organic applesauce. Brilliant idea. Like this as an alternative to the cream carmel which can be far too sweet. Thanks for sharing. It's apple season and a great way to serve.